Keystone pipeline leak waste hauled to Nebraska landfill

Listen: 'Parade of trucks' surround area of Keystone Pipeline leak near  Nebraska-Kansas border | Nebraska Public Media


The dirt and waste left stained by thousands of barrels of crude oil that leaked from the Keystone pipeline in northern Kansas in December is ending up in a Nebraska landfill.

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy approved the transfer of the dirt to a landfill operated by Waste Management near Bennington, Nebraska.

KETV 7, an ABC affiliate in Omaha reported that TC Energy, the operator of the pipeline, indicated 8,000 cubic yards of the crude oil impacted soil  and another 100 yards of oily solids will be transported to the Nebraska landfill.

Some of the waste includes the soil, vegetation, wood, plastic, hoses, boom and even an animal carcass.

Click here for KETV 7